The mining town of Oatman was named for Olive Oatman, kidnapped by Apaches and sold to the Mojave. She was later rescued in a trade in 1857 near the gold mining town.
A few years later, two miners struck a $10 million gold vein and the population grew to over 3,500 in less than a year.
Sadly, the mine was closed just a few years later and Oatman is now just one of many small ghost towns.
You can still visit though. It's an easy journey along historic Route 66. You can even stay in the classic Durlin Hotel, in the same suite where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard once honeymooned.
While there, enjoy a refreshing ice cream at Sweet Sally's and watch wild burros roam the streets. Maybe you can scare up a game of poker with the local miners who still work the area!
We fashioned a soap that gently conditions and exfoliates with colloidal oatmeal, while keeping skin ultra hydrated. It's the perfect soap for gentle folk who need some tough (but gentle) cleaning power. It's also our FAVORITE winter soap for it's superior moisturizing qualities.
NOTE: You'll see some darker discolored areas in these soaps where the colloidal oats got a little too greedy in attaching to oil molecules. This is why you're getting a great deal on this batch! While it's not quite as perfect as we like. we wanted to offer it to you as it's truly effective!